Young Adult Stroke Patients May Be Misdiagnosed In ER

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 21:35 in Health & Medicine

Stroke patients under age 50 may be misdiagnosed in the emergency rooms -- missing out on important time-sensitive treatment. Some are misdiagnosed with vertigo, migraine or alcohol intoxication. Researchers said people under 50 with "seemingly trivial" symptoms such as vertigo and nausea should be assessed meticulously by emergency room staff.

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